At the begging of the story, Ralph was very focused. He payed more attention to survival and building this and everything. At one point in the story, a ship sailed past the island. Ralph was very "excited" because he thought that they had a chance at being rescued. When he went to go see if Jack was there tending the signal fire, Jack had gone to go hunt, and let the fire out. This made Ralph very mad and it caused him to go off on him. Ralph used to be nice to jack and care be by his side but this showed a different side of Ralph. Jack did not seem to get that mad, as they feasted at the pig, but then Ralph called a meeting and yelled saying how somebody always need to be watching the fire. This shows how fast Ralph's mood can change and how mean he really can be.